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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Carol Molnau's Calendar Curiously Blank

This is rather strange for someone at her level to have such an empty calendar. Lower level employees have less meetings, but a Commissioner would have regular meetings that should show up in a calendaring system.


Applause filled the air recently as state Transportation Commissioner Carol Molnau spoke at the opening of a new segment of Hwy. 212 in Chanhassen.

"This means a lot to me," she said, nodding toward the just-finished highway.

Then Molnau and other dignitaries waved small green flags. A state snowplow crashed through a banner stretched across the roadway.

The moment was typical of the ribbon cuttings, construction announcements and small-town speaking engagements that Molnau has regularly shown up for since the Aug. 1 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge.

A Star Tribune review of Molnau's daily work calendar for the three months after the disaster shows that she was more likely to be found at events such as the road-dedication ceremony than at congressional hearings and legislative meetings on the collapse.

Molnau won't talk to the Strib. She will however, talk with Jason Lewis.